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Remember and give thanks for reasons we are blessed to live in NE Michigan

November 27, 2014 On Nov. 26, 1789 — 225 years ago Wednesday — President George Washington proclaimed the day as the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration. more »»

There’s much to be thankful for

November 26, 2014 Well, it’s Turkey Day already. When you think about it, this holiday got off to a dubious start. more »»

Obama playing bully in chief instead of acting presidential

November 26, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

NE Michigan’s hunting culture

November 25, 2014 During my first year away at Michigan State University I was shocked to learn that students didn’t get Nov. 15 off from school. It seemed blasphemous to me, having come from Northeast Michigan. more »»

Green energy plant doesn’t live up to the hype

November 25, 2014 “Green” energy sources such as solar and wind power are the answer to all our needs, ultra-liberals claim. more »»

Wind energy industry has dirty little secret

November 24, 2014 It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that wa. more »»

Who will make medical decisions for you?

November 24, 2014 People are living longer today than ever before, often for many years with severe mental or physical illness. more »»

Subcommitte report shows need to rein in Wall Street

November 24, 2014 Recently my Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held the final hearing I will hold as its chairman and one of the most important. more »»

Pettalia in power position in House

November 22, 2014 Even today debate still continues in Lansing whether term limits are a good control state residents have on the legislature, or a bad idea that breeds frustration and undue lobbyist influence on... more »»

Take extra steps to help prevent passing illnesses

November 22, 2014 While Alpena Public School officials are closely monitoring two cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at Besser and Ella White elementary schools, they are but two of several cases across northern... more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 22, 2014 Chippewa Hills History Q. Readers have asked about the history of Chippewa Hills. A. more »»

Take back control

November 22, 2014 At the first sign of snowflakes, my kids were in an excited frenzy about having a snow day from school. They were wrong. more »»

God’s goodness

November 22, 2014 How good has God been to you? Perhaps you haven't noticed. Or, perhaps you haven't given it much thought. more »»

Winter hits with gusto this year

November 21, 2014 It’s been pretty hard not to get caught up in a conversation about the weather around town this week. On Wednesday the temperature was 32 degrees or lower in all 50 states. more »»

Congress shouldn’t approve climate treaty

November 20, 2014 Let President Barack Obama talk. more »»

Weekend opener should give a boost

November 19, 2014 With a Saturday start to Michigan’s firearms deer season, this should be a great year to do some comparisons about the economic impact on tourism by deer hunters. more »»

Dedicate only needed funding for war on Ebola

November 19, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization estimated it would cost $1 billion to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Barack Obama wants Congress to provide $6. more »»

Building on wave of positive energy

November 18, 2014 While at the Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit earlier this month, I jotted down several really great bits of wisdom shared by the many respectable speakers. more »»

New VA plan one that will help vets

November 18, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

Illegal immigrants should be deported, not released

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstration that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. more »»



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